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Pellet logistics workshop registration opens

June 6, 2013, Quebec City - The agenda has been finalized for the workshop on Logistics and Export Strategies in Eastern Canada to be held in Montreal on July 9, an event designed to look for ways to expand pellet exports from the region's suppliers. 


June 6, 2013
By Scott Jamieson

Organized by the Wood Pellet Association of Canada and the Quebec Wood
Export Bureau, this event will allow industry members to learn, share
and discuss issues and opportunities regarding export strategies in the
wood pellet sector.

This initiative is the result of the associations' belief that the
export potential of wood pellets in Eastern Canada is under-exploited,
and problems related to export logistics are contributing to this
situation. This one day workshop will treat a wide range of topics
related to transport issues and will focus on solutions.  Non-members of
the association interested in providing solutions to our industry are
also kindly invited.

The agenda is as follows:

  • Overview of study findings by CPCS Transcom (see study background here)
  • Presentations from some key players in the industry: Port of
    Trois-Rivières (invited), Port of Belledune, Port of Halifax and Port of
    Montréal, Canfornav and Oldendorff Carriers (invited), Quebec
    Stevedoring, CN, Associated Cargo Specialists Canada and Rentech.

The workshop also includes a WPAC member-only session to discuss
strategies and to decide on next steps. Private rooms will be available
for B2B meetings.

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Location
The workshop will take place at CN Headquarters – 935 Gauchetière Street West, Montreal, QC

When?
Tuesday July 9, 2013 from 8:30AM to 4:30PM

Registration
The workshop fees are $50 + tx including lunch and breaks.  
The online registration form is available here.

More Information

Please contact:

Pierre-Olivier Morency, ing.f., M. Sc.
Directeur | Groupe granules
Bureau de promotion des produits du bois du Québec (QWEB)
&
Director | Market Access and Promotion
Wood Pellet Association of Canada
Tel.: 418 650-6385
Email:
pomorency@quebecwoodexport.com
 
or
 
Gordon Murray
Executive Director
Wood Pellet Association of Canada
Tel./mob.: 250-837-8821
Email:
gord@pellet.org


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